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PlayStation Move Gets the Teardown Treatment

So you bought Sony's latest peripheral, PlayStation Move, and you've spent the last 24 hours whooshing and waving while you get your Move on in the living room. It's been great but now you've got Move elbow and you can't play anymore. What can you do? Take it apart. Apparently it's really, really easy.

Unlike the iPod and smartphone tear downs, you won't need any special wedging tools to get Move open. As long as you're reasonably confident in your Phillips-head screwdriver abilities, you should have no problems. Getting it open aside, the iFixit team says that given the amount of tech Sony has managed to cram into the controller, $50 is actually quite good value for money:

"The Move contains many of components found in today’s smartphones: a processor, accelerometer, gyroscope, Bluetooth transmitter, vibrating motor, and even a MEMS compass. It’s an amazing amount of tech for the money, even though we still think it’s steep to pay $50 for a controller. Compared to a $40 WiiMote, though, it’s quite the bang for the buck."

Check out what the iFixit crew found inside:

 

Be sure to click through for the highlights and full details of the teardown.

  • thillntn
    I didn't know a sex toy had so many parts!
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  • elcentral
    its not a sex toy its a love toy XD much more complications
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  • liquidsnake718
    digital didlo, it can record the rpm,speed, and temperatures, not to mention the amount of times it has made love....
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  • RazberyBandit
    Cool but, will it blend like an iPhone4?
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  • aznshinobi
    Stop bashing on the Move remote XD, the games coming out on it don't look half bad. Not to mention I don't have to look at the pixelated Wii graphics XD Of course, the graphics thing is just a plus. The best thing about this is FPS games actually come out on the PS3.
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  • Sega Virtua Lapdance for Kinect is going to kill the Move though. So who cares.
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  • mman74
    stm1185Sega Virtua Lapdance for Kinect is going to kill the Move though. So who cares.
    Lol! You had me googling that one! Well done!
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  • thillntn
    Looks like this one has a wrist strap that comes with it, to avoid it becoming a missile into your lcd. Good thing nintendo already did the R&D on this or they might get sued :).
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  • rhino13
    Wow beter value from Sony than Nintendo... who da thunk it?
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  • chunkymonster
    Don't mind paying the $50 for a new controller but where are the games?

    Just hope that if there is a PS3 game that uses a sword of any kind that the game doesn't limit the movement to pre-programmed attacks; ala the Wii and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

    The Force Unleashed was a big load of FAIL for the Wii, in my opinion, because the light saber attacks were not free movement. Heck, the Sword Play for Wii Sports Resort is more fun than The Force Unleashed because of it, being able to as Darth Vader and use the Force or not!
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